Media Ignore Mounting Evidence of Widespread Vote Fraud and Election Manipulation
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
GREEN PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Green Party leaders urged the mainstream media to cover evidence, including a report from the non-partisan Government Accountability Office (GAO), which found that electronic voting machines can be manipulated without detection, along with other evidence of election fraud and obstruction.
“Why won’t the media cover the GAO report?”, asked Gwen Wages, co-chair of the Green Party of the United States. “Just as major newspapers and broadcast media ignored indications that intelligence of Iraqi WMDs and collusion between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda had been cooked before the U.S. invaded Iraq, they’re now ignoring the destruction of American democracy.”
After Election Day, 2004, Green presidential candidate David Cobb led efforts to investigate widespread reports of vote obstruction and manipulation by Republican and Democratic officials in Ohio and New Mexico, especially targeted at African American and young voters. Unlike 2000, the major U.S. media dismissed evidence compiled in 2004 by the Cobb campaign and revealed during hearings led by Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) that Ohio Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell and other Republican election officials used various means to fix the election’s outcome.